1 July 2015 7:10 AM AEST: Authorities in the small Malaysian town of Pokok Sena have recovered the body of a man believed to be that of a Nepalese national.
It is understood the deceased, whose body was discovered yesterday, has not been identified yet.
Firemen recovered the body from a pond around 100 metres from a quarry in Jabi area of Pokok Sena. A media report suggested the cause of death is not yet known.
A clerk at the quarry apparently found the floating body when she investigated ‘a foul smell’ coming out of the pond. The clerk, Faridah Noor, alerted her colleagues when she made the shocking discovery, Malaysian media outlet The Star Online said.
“I could not stand the stench. I thought it was from the carcass of a dog,” Ms Noor was quoted. “I decided to go near the pond to check the source of the smell,” she further added.
Star indicated no ‘identification papers were found on the body’ which appears to be of a man between 30 and 40 years of age.
The body, which according to the report is without any injuries, has been sent to the Sultanah Bahiyah Hospital for post-mortem.